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operation account is something that really solved the problem that the obama administration inherited. there was no orderly way to fund or operations. supplemental appropriations were very much viewed as being a way of not having honest budgeting. >> that an intellectually dishonest way of presenting the budget, particularly when the other part is $819 billion of tax increases. >> i would like that in writing because i would love to hear the answer. >> you and the president should be commended for crafting a $1.1 trillion dollar -- $1.1 trillion budget that targets innovation and education. prior to congress, served in the california legislature we've made it tough races like eliminating pell grants for summer school having said that, i want to take a moment to draw attention to the choices made in the continuing resolution that will be debated this week. not only does the spending plan a devastating cuts to critical programs families depend on to get back on their feet but the continuing resolution would result in lost jobs of 1300 police officers, 2400 firefighters, and 16,000 priva
, is the obama administration moving towards a policy of indefinite detention? have they already moved towards that? first up to speak will be colonel mo davis, warns davis, who was the chief prosecutor in the guantanamo bay military commissions. he now teaches at a law school. he had a distinguished career in the u.s. military. to his right is anti worthington. -- andy worthington. he went to new college oxford. we have known each other for a long time. he has been at the forefront of investigating who was at guantanamo. this was question that was not well answered initially. the detainees did not have lawyers, and he wrote a book published in 2007 that really laid out in a public sense who was at the prison and what their stories were. he is also co-director of a film about the guantanamo detainees, and we are happy to have him. he was traveling to the u.k. to mark the anniversary, the 11th anniversary. to his right is thomas wilmer. he established the right of how is corpus for the prisoners at guantanamo, an incredibly important case. he continues to be involved in representing detainees.
deportations, you can see the total so far during the obama administration, 1.5 million. for the entirity of the bush administration, two terms in office, we saw about two million deportations. and then in 2012 alone, nearly -- more than, rather, 400,000 immigrants deported, which is a record high. our next phone call is from mark in new jersey, republican. hi, mark. caller: good morning. i'm also a municipal chair here for the republican committee. i'm also going to be running for the state republican committee. i think the idea given immigration reform is absurd. we look at all the construction work there's these people have devalued over the years. who compensates them? we talk about equality and everything else and helping people. these illegal immigrants have destroyed more african-american communities because of the lack of jabs being taken by these people. they're devaluing our weages. you look at the drug problems that are across the country that these people are transporting, and then you want to give them amnesty and make them legal citizens? they've criminals. they've destroyed
in the obama administration is in the cards. please welcome antonio villaraigosa. [applause] >> thank you theresa for that introduction. before i start, i grew up in a home where we are used to serving ourselves. whenever i am served i would like to thank my servers, can we give them a big hand? [applause] i want to thank the members of the press club for this opportunity to speak to you all today. i am truly honored to be here at one of our country's most venerable institutions of public deliberation. in less than six months my final term as mayor of los angeles will come to a close. with each passing week i take another step toward what one would call the transition from who's who to who's he? the sun may be setting on my administration but i am not writing off into the sunset just yet. the agenda is still packed with challenges. many of those present challenges still demand action. chief among them is immigration reform. there are a few more fundamental questions that we face and who we welcome to our shores, how we secure our borders, what we do to include the members of undocumented
the messyness? help us understand that the law enforcement and the obama administration make and how to deal with this? >> i appreciate being here with angela and michael. this whole thing reminds me of the story. and i'm just a country lawyer from colorado. of the guy who prayed to win the lottery ticket. he wanted to win the lottery over and over again. he was constantly asking the lord, would you help me? would you help me? i've never asked you for very much. years went by. he never won the lottery. finally he's down on his knees. help me lord, i need this money so badly. finally a voice comes down. saul, why don't you meet me halfway and just buy a ticket? >> com and washington just buth ticket. they bought a ticket to this lottery. is this this kind of lottery that can be good or bad. if you don't like lotteries and i respect that some people don't like them at all, can this be a less lottery than it otherwise might be. think about the winners an losers because when you decide the lotfully a state or anywhere else, you are thinking about a world where you're maximizing public benefits o
is -- is the obama administration moving towards a policy of indefinite detention? first up to speak will be colonel moat davis, a colonel lawrence davis. he was the chief prosecutor in the guantanamo military commission until he resigned in 2007. he had a distinguished career in the u.s. military. to his right, is andy worthington. he went to new college, oxford and we were colleagues, contemporaries there and we have known each other for a long time. he has been at the forefront of investigating who was at guantanamo. this question was not answered initially. the detainee's did not have lawyers and andy wrote a book published in 2007 that really laid out in a public sense who was at the present and what their stories were he has co- directed a film about the guantanamo detainees and we are happy to have him. he has come from the u.k. just to mark the anniversary of the 11th anniversary. to his right is tom wilner. his case to establish the right of habeas corpus for prisoners. he continues to be involved in representing detainee's. we will start with, moe davis. >> thank you, it is a pleasure to s
and preventing attacks. it is a tool president obama and the administration relies on every day in our efforts to dismantle and feet al qaeda to prevent terrorism attacks. it is a tool we will continue to strengthen as we do everything in our power to keep the american people say. -- the american people safe. i would like to think tim geithner and everyone here being here to participate in this very important event and on behalf of president obama, i want to say thank you to all those dedicated treasury and other professionals who have truly made this country a much safer place. thank you. [applause] >> john brennan also talks about the use of drone strikes and counter-terrorism strategies since the debt of osama bin laden. from april of last year, this is just over one hour. >> i very much appreciate the opportunity to discuss president obama's counterterrorism strategy. then senator obama discussed how he would bring the war in iraq to an end and focus on the war that has to be one, the war against al qaeda, particularly in the troubled region of afghanistan and pakistan. he said we would ca
is going to pay them? the obama administration is not likely to cut and run. you see signs in the press to get down to a lower level. level of 6000 is around. if that was to take place, under the afghan security forces operate without the support in forms of air, logistics, and pay, especially when virtually every nato country wants to get out as quickly as possible? we could see a quicker decline in western presence in 2013, rather than 2014. >> would you like to discuss that first? >> this is a legitimate concern. in fact, our defense minister is in town today at the pentagon, discussing some of these issues. he has come with a detailed list of the enablers the afghan national army needs, including, as you mentioned, long-range artillery and intelligence- gathering capabilities. fixed-wing and rotary aircraft for transportation. we have been completely dependent for all of these things on nato and our other friends and allies. again, a lot of these equipments are not as expensive as conducting these operations with nato in afghanistan. if there is a political will, it is doable. the s
: the obama administration really wants to crack down on the for-profit school issue. one thing they have done is that they have tried to strengthen the rules that too many other students are defaulting defaulting on their loans within two or three years of graduating, they will take away any federal aid from that school. the other thing they have tried to do is call the gainful employment rule. they would look at whether students are getting jobs after they graduate from that school. if not enough of the students are getting jobs, then they will take away federal aid. that rule was sent back to the education department. the judge said there was a problem with the process by which they put that in place. that rule is on hold. administration is trying to address that. host: the topic is college costs and student loans. here is a tweet."defunding univ problem." is the our next caller is named michael and he is a student from texas. go ahead with your comments. caller: i want to make a comment on someone earlier who was talking about how a high school diploma does not mean anything and that now a
it down the first time, the banker bail out the last month or so of george bush's administration. obama and mccain came off of the campaign trails. they got on the phone and they got the congressional black caucus to change their votes and twist some arms and it passed and obama became president. i announcing that is why he became president, but you have to look at where the money is coming from. host: he is asking questions about jack lew, the next secretary of treasury. dave clark from politico joins us to learn a little bit more about him. to the caller pose a question about his background, particularly about wall street, can you tell us and on his experiences there and what he brings to the white house? caller: most of his background is predominantly a denture washington. he was a top house aide for a long time. he worked in the clinton administration. in the obama administration he was also the director as well working at the state department. he did spend two or three years, 2006 until 2009 at citigroup in new york. he is described more as a manager as of somebody making investmen
of the obama administration, president obama was elected, there were doubts about his national security experience. it was quite natural for him to pick then senator clinton to be secretary of state and keep bob gates on as secretary of defense. i think he thinks in the second term, he is not running for reelection. he has had experience, so he is much more inclined to pick somebody who is comfortable with, which is senator chuck hagel and senator john kerry. they got along in the senate, so presumably there will get along in the administration. i would add that i do think that one has to ask why, for example, the president is willing to make a flight out of the nomination? i do think the fundamental reason is that secretary chuck hagel --senator chuck hagel would agree, i think both he and the president are in lock step. one of the things that should be done in the hearings for the nomination is the did more about where this administration is going when it thinks about american power and leadership. it is finding good to talk about the limits of power. everybody's to understand. then i
of hurricane sandy. work continues on the obama administration's response in the wake of the mass shooting in connecticut. that is where we want to be in with you this morning. what fox you have on the roll of film, television, and video games in this ongoing debate? what responsibility, if any, to those groups have to change or put restrictions on their products? give us a call on the democratic line. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for independents, 202-585-3882. and if you are outside the united states, 202-585-3883. you can catch up with us on all of your favorite social media sites. or you can e-mail us, journal@c- span.org. i want to start with a story from "the washington times of." "films and videogames get short shrift in gun violence review." host: we want to get your take today on what you think those meaningful solution should be, specifically for the film, television, and video game industry. we're already getting comments on the facebook gave this morning. i want to read a few of those now. meaningful solution we will take your calls this morning i
for 2013 amid these nominations put out by the obama administration yesterday, this is from twitter -- robert, barry ville, va., caller: good morning. what are your thoughts on foreign policy in 2013? the immediate focus should be on rejecting the nomination of senator hagel. i am a strong democrat and have been all my life and a strong supporter of president obama. i think his domestic policies are what this nation needs. his foreign policies, up to this time, have been affected. -- effected. to choose a secretary of defense that is soft on hezbollah, soft on hamas, and soft on iran, i think that is destructive of the foreign policy of the united states and destructive of this country's historic alliance with their strongest middle east ally, israel. host: why did you call them -- what you call him socks? others call him neutral. caller: when he says you should talk with hamas, a terrorist regime, that officially is classified as a terrorist organization by the united states, when he proposes to engage with hamas, that as being soft on terrorism. when he refuses to take a position
over this in federal court. i won in september and the obama administration appealed. [applause] what was fascinating is to they went to judge katherine forest after she gave her technician if -- her decision and her 112- page opinion which is really a brilliant kind of dissection of the destruction of the separation of powers and is worth reading, asked for an emergency stay meaning they wanted the law put back into effect physical the appellate court would hear the case. some he refused. -- she refused. they demanded an emergency hearing with the appellate court at 9:00 a.m. if the morning the next monday for an emergency hearing and an emergency stay which they got. the only reason that i and the lawyers can make out is that the obama administration reacted so aggressively is because they're already using it, probably on pakistani u.s. dowel nationals. the inability to curb wall street, a close examination of the obama health care bill which was written by corporate lobbyists, in particular ms. -- liz fowler who has gone back into the industry. the inability to deal with the most i
, everybody. [applause] >> next, testimony from jack lew when he was the budget director on president obama's budget request. this portion is about an hour- and-a-half. >> i am reading in the "washington post" today, an editorial board thought of as being partial to the administration point of view. "the president pointed. having been given a chance, the cover and pushed by the fiscal commission he created to take bold steps to curb spending, president obama in his fiscal 2012 proposal chose to duck and masked some of the decking with the budgetary gimmicks he once derided. we just heard from the cbo director and chairman of the federal reserve, one of the best things we could do for the economy today is put in place a plan that gets the deficit and debt under control. why did you duck? if george bush brought this budget to the house, i would say the exact same thing. you know the drivers of our debt. you understand the issues. i think the fact the president gave us this commission to start with acknowledge that we agree with the size and scope and nature of the problem. why did you duck? w
of the tension -- detiention. $10 billion for detention operations. it is a priority for the obama administration. the guiding principle is that nobody in i.c.e. custody is serving a prison sentence. the idea is to transform a prison-like system into one keeping with i.c.e.'s criminal detention authority. in to thousand nine at the outset of this process, -- in 2009, at the outset of this process, oversight has been a major challenge. another talent has been the broad mandatory detention rules and the i.c.e. interpretation of those rules. i/c/e/ -- i.c.e. has alternative forms of detention and open up programs to alternative detainees. there is a lack of experience for immigration officials. unlike b.o.p., this is not what dhs was structured to do. it has created a risk assessment tool to determine who is a flight risk or a danger to others, and where to place individual detainees in the system. centralized management of and also terminated dozens of detention contracts and renegotiated others. these have been significant steps. many groups have raised concerns, including the american bar associa
schmidt and senator hagel have? guest: if you look of a first term of the obama administration, there were doubts about his foreign policy and. it was natural for him to pick then-senator clinton to be secretary of state. i think in a second term, he is not running for reelection. he is more inclined to pick somebody he is comfortable with. the gun along in the senate, so presumably they will get along in it administrations -- they got along in the senate, so presumably they will get along in the administration. i think the fundamental reason, senator hagel, he and the president are in lock step. one of the things it should be done in the hearings for the nomination, and the things about american power and leadership, it is fine to talk about the limits of power. everyone should understand hard limits to power. i think that issue, that debate can be used fully put on the table when senator hagel is before committees. host: whopper we dig the life and careewe dig into the lr of senator chuck hagel. i want to point out a "that is beginning a lot of attention. -- quote that has been gettin ga
term of the obama administration, president obama -- it was quite natural for him to pick then-senator clinton to be secretary of state and keep bob gates on as secretary of defense. i think in the second term, he is not running for re-election. he will pick somebody he is comfortable with, which is senator haggel and senator kerry. i do think one has to ask why the president is willing to make a fight in the nomination over secretary hagel as opposed to susan rice. i think steve would agree to this, one of the things that should be done in the hearings for the nomination is give much more clarity about where this administration is going. it is all fine and good to talk about the limits of power. everybody should understand our limits to power. that can be an excuse for not exercising power. i think that debate can be useful when put on the table when talking about senator hagel. >> hear the table, gary schmitt, the co-director for the -- and steve clemons the editor at large @ "the atlantic." we will get your comments in just a moment. i want to point out a " that is getting a
over this in federal court. i won in september and the obama administration appealed. what was facinating is to they went to judge katherine forest after she gave her technician if her 112-page opinion which is really a brilliant kind of dissection of the destruction of the separation of powers and is worth reading, asked for an emergency stay meaning they wanted the law put back into effect physical the appellate court would hear the case. some he refused. they demanded an emergency hearing with the appellate court at 9:00 a.m. if the morning the next monday for an emergency hearing and an emergency stay which they got. the only reason that i and the lawyers can make out is that the obama administration reacted so aggressively is because they're already using it, probably on pakistani u.s. dowel nationals. the inability to curb wall street, a close examination of the obama health care bill which was written by corporate lobbyists, in particular ms. fowler who has gone back into n. the inability to the industry. the inability to deal with the most important crisis that is c
in the obama administration. he has the president's absolute trust. he is a very talented cia -- host: what you think the impact has been on the cia? guest: david petraeus is a genuine american hero. i do not condone what he did. the president had the right to accept his resignation. having anyone leave abruptly causes dislocation in an institution. he stepped into the shoes of the director and i think manage things very well. a lot of the policies started by david petraeus will be continued. one is to take a look at women in the cia. there was a committee that david petraeus started and it was under way when he resigned. host: that brings up a headline in "the washington post." guest: as i said numerous times, security is a women's issue. we are lionesses. we are well qualified to sit and any policy table anywhere. many women are. nobody missed the groundswell for the secretary of defense. there are lots of qualified women. four women head the 16 intelligence agencies now. there has never been a woman as head of the cia. i do not see a barrier that a woman cannot meet or overcome. i would hope
noting that hagel is going to meet with senator schumer. it could be a crucial moment in the obama administration efforts to advance the nomination tohagel. he is expected to press mr. hagel on issues concerning iran and israel. who else is hagel set to meet with the this week? >> hagel has been starting to make the rounds on -- he's already started to make the rounds on the telephone and there's been -- there's been some reporting out there on where he's sort of going. he's going to have to. >> you can find the rest of this conversation online. we take you to the floor of the house convening. denham, an >> chairman schuster laid the groundwork in 2006 when his post-karina reform act authorized fema to conduct a number of recovery programs. costs of dramatically reduced, projects were completed faster and the process was more efficient. without making permanent the debris removal program, the taxpayer could pay six times the cost of debris removal and it could take much longer. the individuals and households pilot program incorporated in this bill would reduce costs by a similar am
derogatory about the obama administration, saying he never thought he would see his loyalty and respect drawn into question after more than 30 years in the service. his resignation was accepted by president obama, promoting his new book, "my share of the task." those are some of the headlines on c-span radio. >> i enjoy the capitol hill coverage because i started their many decades ago, and your coverage live of the house and senate, and the committee hearings. i think they are informative to the public to see what -- to show them what happens in congress. it presents itself what is really happening, a little bit of commentary, but not really edited to a certain pre- election. just what they want to present to the american people. >> c-span, created by american's cable companies in 1979. brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> "washington journal" continues. host: thomas schatz is president of citizens against government waste. we are talking about the fiscal cliff law that was signed recently. what issues were tackled in end broadly, and what was left on the table?
that the bauks fundamentally shifted its poll di-- obama administration fundamentally shifted its policy by moving away from targeting unauthorized immigrants through high-profile rates to targeting actually employers who hire unauthorized workers. since june -- since january of 2009, i.c.e. has audited more than 8,000 employers. it has debarred 726 companies and imposed about $88 million in criminal monetary fines on employers. a very significant -- and the last thing on the work force that i will touch on is there has been an increased effort on the labor standards enforcement in our country. we all know that labor standards enforcements always takes less priority in our overall enforcement system. there are only 1,100 inspectors in the division to monitor about more than 7.5 million u.s. business establishments. that obviously is not going to do the job as efficiently as one would like to. therefore, the department of labor has more recently gone into more smarter, more targeted enforcement of those employers who habitually violate the laws on the books on labor standards. and in indu
deportations, you can see the total so far during the obama administration, 1.5 million. for the entirety of the bush administration, two terms in office, we saw about two million deportations. and then in 2012 alone, nearly -- more than, rather, 400,000 immigrants deported, which is a record high. our next phone call is from mark in new jersey, republican. hi, mark. caller: good morning. i'm also a municipal chair here -- >> more of this in an hour of video library at c-span.org. would take you now live to president obama and his choice for treasury secretary. >> a little more than four years ago i stood with mr. tim geithner, the first nominee to my cabinet. we were two months into the financial crisis. the stock market had cratered. the stock market -- bank after bank was on the verge of collapse. worst of all, more than 800,000 americans would lose their jobs in just that month. at the bottom was probably not yet in sight. i could not blame tim when he told me he was not the right guy for the job. [laughter] extensivews that tim's experience with economic policy made him eminently qua
by the united states congress, the strong leadership of the obama administration. we were able to use the tools and save this individual from losing her home. there are many other stories like that. we have got to personalize this. to me, the key to preserving homeownership in the country, the key to financial success, and i hope a major objective of the consumer financial protection bureau is to provide financial literacy. let people understand what is out there. let them understand their own capacity and the options that are out there. financial literacy is critically important, and that access to products and services that are fair, affordable, and understandable. if we can take those steps, we can help empower people to not only known at home or to make the right financial decisions but to help build our economy, so i just urge you to be bold. when congress passed dodd-frank, when congress passed the establishment of this bureau, we wanted you to be bold, because we do not want to see what we saw in the last five years again. we want you to be bold and preventing the abuse of financial prod
. >> this is interesting. it is certainly true that the obama administration has been among the harshest on an external whistle-blowers. however, the obama administration has been -- especially this new administration which managed to cram through a whistle-blower protection act and expand it for government whistleblowers, is offering protections they have not had for decades. so he wants them, whistle- blowers, to be able to work without retaliation within the system. he is very much opposed to information being released willy-nilly by people inside that just ended all over the world. we interviewed assange right after the wikileaks issue, he believes that all information should be there, regardless of the possibility of innocent victims. he is a person who believes that, no matter what the consequences are, the information should be out there. a lot of the wikileaks stuff was pretty niggly stuff, people having affairs or whatever. some of it was big stuff, for sure. some of it was important stuff. the stuff that made a difference when people knew about it was when he partnered with a guardian, a bunc
of you may know that the obama administration tried to start doing that, mostly in the for-profit sector, but not exclusively, and has had a lot of opposition over that. i think we will see more efforts coming in the next four years. the last thing i would say is what i said earlier, which is that for people who do not complete, knowing that this is a factor that leads to default, that we do not make that the final sentence for everybody. let's make it easier for people to transition out of default, to prevent them from getting into default in the first place. the best way to solve the problem is to help people and of succeeding. if you have better completion rates, you have your people in the problem in the first place. >> the key is getting the student who starts to the finish line. the focus on completion rates has a new ones to it. -- nuance to it. one of the easiest ways for college to have good completion rates is to deny admission to high risk students. we need to remove the obstacles that keep students from completing their education. i do not think community colleges are the sol
by far. the obama administration plans to cut u.s. forces in afghanistan by more than half during the next 16 months. we will start this morning on the domestic front. you have seen the headlines about the heightened volume of flu this year and the decision of some health care workers not to get vaccinated, a choice that has cost some of them their jobs. what are your thoughts on mandated vaccinations for health care workers? all others can call in, 202-585- 3882. yuka post your thoughts on facebook, twitter, or e-mail us . dr. anthony fauci is the director of the national institutes of allergy and infectious diseases, joining us on the phone. the houston chronicle headline this morning -- what is going on? guest: you never know why, with influenza. it's unpredictable accept that we have a flu season every year. what we are seeing this year and what is spurring the headlines is the way this started off earlier than usual with a strain of flu that is a bad sprain in the sense that it's making people more ill than some other strains, we are on the way to what looks like as bad a yea
of the facto national policy than the nasa strategic plan. the obama administration's stimulus program was greater than nasa's budget. the united states sent humans to the moon, built and operated a space shuttle, explore the solar system, and contributed a share of the international space station for less than the cost of the american recovery and reinvestment act. into a's environment, but seeming discretionary expenditure for civil space exploration will be challenging unless there is a clear rationale linking such efforts to broader national interest can be supported in a bipartisan manner over many years. but hope to convey is that while nasa faces challenges, a way forward exists to put the agency on a more stable and sustainable foundation. . [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> so we should punish them for the fact that they have been honoring and paying appropriately so when we go through and provide principal reduction and say you have been a good guy so you don't -- >> i'm not saying we're going t
. who is going to pay them? the obama administration is not likely to cut and run. you see signs in the press to get down to a lower level. level of 6000 is around. if that was to take place, under the afghan security forces operate without the support in forms of air, logistics, and pay, especially when virtually every nato country wants to get out as quickly as possible? we could see a quicker decline in western presence in 2013, rather than 2014. >> would you like to discuss that first? >> this is a legitimate concern. in fact, our defense minister is in town today at the pentagon, discussing some of these issues. he has come with a detailed list of the enablers the afghan national army needs, including, as you mentioned, long-range artillery and intelligence- gathering capabilities. fixed-wing and rotary aircraft for transportation. we have been completely dependent for all of these things on nato and our other friends and allies. again, a lot of these equipments are not as expensive as conducting these operations with nato in afghanistan. if there is a political will, it is
live in strong and avoid unnecessary fights the obama administration has done a good job with balancing. the individual military pieces of rebalancing our action clematis. in the sense that i think we have very strong allies, for example, our population, and the openness of the political system. ec in lot of american strings that are enduring. -- you see a lot of american that are enduring. let me give you one concrete example. it is not meant to be an invitation to chinese aggression. if they do something dong -- du mb and try to plant a flg, i cannot think the dark -- the reaction is to help them take it with a new force. i am not disagreeing with some of the prudent behind this. let's let them hang by their own weight to mobilize international pressure against them as a to the form of sanctions -- in the form of sanctions. let's do it more in direct approach and not necessarily get drawn into a direct confrontation. it has been our strategy for 30 years. it is been generally working. it is getting harder because china is rising in their more powerful. i knocked the requires us to pul
, is the obama administration is likely not to cut and run but cut and walk. you see these signs in the press right now to get down to a lower and lower level. the number 6,000 is around but if those take place how does the afghan security forces really operate without the support it needs in terms of air, in terms of fire, in terms of pay? special whenever nato country wants out as quickly as possible. we could see a quicker decline of western presence in 2013 rather than 2014. >> would you like to discuss that? >> this is a legitimate concern. he has come with a detailed list enablers that the afghan army needs, including what you mention of long-range artillery. and aircrafts because we've been dependent on these things from our friends a and all lies. again, a lot of these things are not as expensive as conducting the operation as nato in afghanistan. if there is a political world it is doable. same thing as the salaries of the afghanistan national army, a significant number considering the afghan economy. but for the withdrawal of each international troop from afghanistan, we can maintai
diversity is our strength. president obama has tried to make sure the diversity is a hallmark of his administration. you are making decisions that the public agrees with. i hope he continues to look for the most qualified people in america, whatever their gender, their ethnicity, simply because, if he gets the best, and he looks out for that diversity, we are going to have a talented group of people serving. i think the people that he has so far named to fill some of these posts that have been vacated are extremely talented. chuck hagel, as far as i know, is not minority or female, but he is extremely qualified. a vietnam vet, a warrior, a patriot, someone who is no nonsense. i think he is a proven leader and do a great job. you don't have to be a minority or a female to be able to serve in the cabinet and do well. i think everyone should have an opportunity. i think the president is going to make sure he gets talented folks from every walk of life. >> to follow-up on that, there has been a lot of criticism about hegel's nomination -- hagel's nomination. do you think they should go a
to be the policies of this administration as long as president obama is in office. so, again, i think you've seen what senator hagel said about this, and the president is very confident that senator hagel will be confirmed and that he will be an excellent secretary of defense and will implement all of the president's policies with regards to the defense department. let me move around here. chuck. >> following up on debt ceiling, i know your position hasn't changed on the 14th amendment. do you guys have a position on this trillion-dollar coin business? >> i would simply go back to what i said. the option here is for congress to do its job and pay its bills -- bills that have already been racked up. we saw what happened last summer, the summer of 2011, when congress flirted with the idea of default, didn't even go all the way to default and yet the impact on our economy was severe, the impact on average americans was severe. we had the lowest job creation in the month of august of 2011 of any month during the recovery, and the reason is because of what house republicans did that summer. now, we ca
obama is not going to nominate anyone i think would be good. the point is the epa administrator does what the president wants and what the congress to relax. it is a managerial job. the epa administrator can recommend policy. at the end of the day, if the president says i do not like what you are doing, the administrator will not do it. if the congress as we will not appropriate money for that, it will not be done. the problem we face is the epa, because cap-and-trade legislation was defeated, a e.p.a. has tried to implement that anti-energy agenda through the clean air act. all these regulations are expensive and clumsy. they are not going to do what they are designed to do. they will have great economic damage. we are already seeing that. host: let's take this call from patty. caller: i am kind of astounded so-called fox. in my job, i interact with global experts on many issues, including climate change most of the people i interact with a round of world are leading security people from their countries. we bring in outside experts to speak. host: i need you to cut to get negative c
strength. and i believe that president obama has made ever effort to try to make sure that diversity is a hallmark of his administration because when you reflect the public you're probably making decisions that the public agrees with. so i hope he continues to look for the most qualified people in america whatever their gender whatever their ethnicity. simply because if he gets the best, and he looks out for that diversity, we're going to have a talented group of people serving us. i think the people by the way that he has so far named to fill some of these post that is have been vacatered extremely talented. chuck hagel as far as i know is isn't minority or female but he is extremely qualified. vietnam veth, a warrior, a patriot, someone who is no nonsense. i think he is a proven leader and can do a great job. you don't have to be minority or a female to be able to serve in this cabinet and do well. i think everyone should have an opportunity and i think the president is going to make sure he gets talented folks from every walk of life. >> ten minutes left. >> to follow up on that b
consistently about this. it appears president obama will do this as an element of reform. events have told the administration toward having to do something about gun control. this will be difficult and an ugly battle. what should mexico do about it? i go back to my previous point. there is no real rule for in this debate. there may be in both the gun debate and in the immigration debate some minor rules for the mexican government in terms of cooperation. immigration, it does seem to me if we're ever going to get a handle on the question of temporary worker vises or different forms of immigration policies, some form of cooperation in establishing labor exchanges in mexico that could be run by the government would be useful. if we look at the major issues of reform in mexico, it does seem to me one of these could be of extreme interest to the united states, energy reform, i think success of u.s. government have done a good job and avoiding public comment on specifics of energy reform. that should be continued. our involvement can only be used by the confluence of energy reform to their advan
. the letters are -- governors are committed to a collaboration with congress and the administration to maintain and promote a balanced system. just last month, governor markell and i joined president obama to outline what flexible federalism will look like. the effort deserves to be front and center, because how washington deals with those issues will have an immediate, direct affect on our states and our budget. 30 of the 50 states that we have have had job growth, and we have been able to get to pre- recession levels. oklahoma has been one of those states to experienced job growth. we have now come from seventh% unemployment to 5.2%, one of the highest job growth rates in the nation, but i have to tell you, it was not easy. if -- we have to make good policy and shared sacrifice. as president and congress will address sequestration, we know as governors that spending cuts will be necessary and inevitable, as are the tough decisions they have to make, but we also asked the president, congress in leaders to keep four points in mind. first is federal reform should produce savings for the federal
to the states. >> i wanted to ask you a question about api's relationship with the obama administration. before the election, you said it seemed they were being -- they were reaching out more compared to the start of the administration. are you seeing more of that now that the pre-election has happened a? i use seeing that you are able to get your messages across to the administration? are you seeing from them? you talked about expanding access with the reelection of the obama administration is seems that is pretty much off the table. the five-year plan is off to which they do not seem to be a movement towards expanding access. is there a deal that could be made there? >> and let me try to remember all of the questions all and respond accordingly. there is lots of opportunity to develop u.s. resource. the outcome rests the authority, the congress could act. there is already under foot and some expanded to expand the potential opportunities. there is bipartisan support in for tinia. you have been looking in does arizona and the resources. the chairmen is talking about a revenue sharing proposal
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